1. (of birds) having a deeply forked tail
    scissor-tailed birds
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How To Use scissor-tailed In A Sentence

  • That should make the scissor-tailed flycatchers happy.
  • Response: This is an adult scissor-tailed flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus, a member of the genus Tyrannus, so named for their pugnacious nature when defending their territories against marauding crows and other, even larger, predators. Mystery bird: scissor-tailed flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
  • As I stood there on my sister's porch, the first scissor-tailed flycatcher of the spring flew over.
  • scissor-tailed birds
  • In those days scissor-tailed flycatchers were still uncommon in our part of the world, and seemed nearly as exotic to us as toucans.
  • Just yesterday I sat under a tiny tree surrounded by concrete in the parking lot and watched a scissor-tailed flycatcher work on her nest.
  • For my class project I chose to map the foraging patterns of a nesting Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher.
  • Scissor-tailed flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus fomerly, Milvulus forficatus; protonym, Muscivora forficata, also known as the Texas bird-of-paradise and the swallow-tailed flycatcher, photographed at Manhattan, Kansas. Mystery bird: scissor-tailed flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
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